The Medal Stand: It's time for Katie Hoff to shine

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Four years ago in Athens, Katie Hoff didn't finish her Olympic experience the way she wanted to. This time around it sounds like she is ready to go. [LA Times]

You won't be seeing many homeless people in Beijing, because most of them have been pushed out in preparation for the Olympics. [Wall Street Journal]

U.S. Olympian Sam Sacksen gives a detailed account of what the processing procedures are like before heading to Beijing. [Tribune Democrat]

Chinese gymnast Cheng Fei has given up almost her entire life to train for this moment. [International Herald Tribune]

The University of Texas will be very well represented on the U.S. men's swim team. [Dallas Morning News]

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